Shiplap Powder Room – DIY Vanity

Hi guys!
Since I’m on a roll with posting about all the projects we conquered the last 6 months,
I figured now would be a good time to share the smaller bathroom renovation I did!

So while hubs was working on the shower Reno See that POST HERE
I went ahead and put on my building hat and started working on the powder room!
This is the half bathroom in our house, and it gets the most use since it’s centered right in the home.
I love the size of this bathroom! It’s small and should be low maintenance right?

UHHH NO. I’ll explain why in minute.
The bathroom originally looked like this:100_0150UGLY right?

So then I went to this. I was going for a super uber contemporary look.
IMG_9672So I didn’t hate this look, but I regretted the dark walls and the vanity drove me nuts!
It never looked clean! Never EVER have black granite and
a blue glass vessel sink in a commonly used bathroom! HIGH MAINTENANCE 😤
IMG_9674But . . . I lived with it for 3 years. So, why not remodel sooner?
Because I was over it. I had just redone this space, I didn’t feel like doing it all over again.
Plus, I had to leave it alone for a while so hubs wouldn’t think I was completely insane. 🙄

So when it came time to do the kids bathroom,
I ever so gently suggested the idea of redo-ing this powder room at the same time.
Since hubs didn’t want my help while he was working on the shower,
I agreed to work on this bathroom all by myself and stay out of his way!
Did it work?  YEP!

So I started shopping around for vanities, countertops and fixtures!
I knew I wanted this powder room to be more farmhouse style and white~

I went to a liquidator store and found this leather finish granite top!
The leather finish is very low sheen and has a textured finish, unlike traditional granite. 
I immediately loved it and found a faucet fixture that I loved as well! 
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So now for the sink… I loved this vessel rectangle sink with a semi deep basin!IMG_5063So I went back and forth on a vanity. I shopped high and low and couldn’t find anything I loved.
So I started digging around online. I found some plans for a DIY Vanity on Ana White’s website!
I’m obsessed with her projects and thought to myself. . . Since she’s providing the plans for free?! Maybe it’s time tackle a project of my own! So I took these plans from her website
and modified them to the size I needed for my small powder room.

For Plans: click on plans below 
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I start with purchasing a 4 x 4 beam from Home Depot.
One thing I love about this store, if the wood doesn’t look 100% they immediately discount it!
I picked this piece because I loved all the colors and the distressed features the wood had.
It looked like a piece of reclaimed wood.
The lady at the register was like ooh ya that’s a bad piece, here’s 70% off.

I ended up paying $2 for the wood 😏 Score!!!!! IMG_5105
So I followed the plans and cut it into 4 pieces.
IMG_5106I had a ton of scrap wood left over in my garage so started adding the spacers and apron pieces. IMG_5107IMG_5110All done! I did a dry fit to make sure everything lined up and looked good.
I liked it, but I felt like something was missing. IMG_5112So I took it back outside and added the bottom shelf.

I really wanted to  have a spot for toiletries, candles, etc… IMG_5113Now it looked good!! It was ready!! IMG_9862So I pulled everything out of the bathroom and started the shiplap wall behind the vanity.IMG_5145As we got closer to the bottom of the wall,
I had my son pre-paint the planks that were going behind the toilet.

Have you ever tried to paint behind a toilet?? This was BRILLIANT!
IMG_5146Proud moment and I felt kinda smart that I pre-thunk an annoying task later! 🤓

Ok. . . Ready to see it all done??
I purchased this farmhouse style vanity light on Amazon
and just re-used the mirror that we had up before.
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Look how pretty the white vessel sink goes with the shiplap walls!
I’m so in love with the way the granite and rustic wood vanity look together!!  Trollinger-4648I never stained the wood and decided to oil it instead. Loved the look!!
I also shiplapped the other 3 walls as well. I only went up the wall approx  5 feet.
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I wanted to add a touch of grey,
so I painted the upper part of the wall in Pussywillow by Sherwin Williams.

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Sooooo? What do you think of my “fixer upper” style, shiplap bathroom!?!

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  • Sarah - Love this!! Can you post a link of the farmhouse light fixture you bought on Amazon? Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Stasha - LOVE it! Can you post the link to the light fixture from amazon?ReplyCancel

  • MeBu - Your powder room looks fantastic. I am almost done with a vanity from Ana White’s plans as well but was stuck on what to do with the walls. I love the shiplap! What material did you use for the walls? Love your granite too, what a find!ReplyCancel

    • Ruthie - Thank you! check out my post “Shiplap Wall” That post gives all the details as far as materials and installation steps.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Mitchell - What color did you paint the shiplap? And what size boards did you use?ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I love this! It’s exactly what I want to do in our small bathroom. What are the dimensions for the vanity?ReplyCancel

  • Surene - Hi – lovely job!
    Where did you get your faucet?ReplyCancel